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Thirty-Year-Old Finds Courage and Strength While Fighting Breast Cancer

At the young age of 30, Katie Kelly was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. She made the decision to undergo multi-stage treatment at Ochsner Medical Center in New...

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What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and remains a formidable disease. Despite the grim statistics, there is budding hope in the management of lung cancer.

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7 Nutrition Tips to Reduce Cancer Risk

This article discusses seven evidence-based nutrition recommendations for cancer prevention from a report that took six years to produce by 21 scientists.

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Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients Have Different Needs

Learn about the special needs of young adults (ages of 15 -39) being treated for cancer and the innovative programs being developed to help address their issues.

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How Cancer Treatment can Affect Cardiovascular Health

When dealing with cancer treatment, the last thing on your mind is likely the heart, but it is important to know that many cancer treatments can have immediate and long-term...

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The Tree of Life: Bailey & Meghan’s Story

Bailey Leon, an 11-year-old battling Neuroblastoma, and Meghan Schexnayder, a 27-year-old Osteosarcoma survivor, formed a special bond with one another while fighting their cancers at Ochsner Medical Center. This is...

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Renewed Efforts to Treat Lung Cancer Offers Hope for Patients

Did you know that lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide? Despite the efforts of physicians and medical researchers, and the placement of warning labels on all cigarette packaging,...

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Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Empowers Others by Giving Back

Joe Balfour, a 15-year pancreatic cancer survivor, explains why he gives back to pancreatic cancer survivors' support groups and continues to live his life each day to the fullest.

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